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Articles by Michelle Cornish

Michelle is a mom of boys, author, illustrator, and former accountant on a mission to prove accountants are just as exciting as lawyers through her financial thriller series starring Cynthia Webber, CPA! She also writes children’s books with her sons under the pen name AJ Kormon.

When she’s not writing, Michelle enjoys cartooning and losing to her kids at Uno!

Avoid These 13 Mistakes First-Time Romance Authors Make

Avoid These 13 Mistakes First-Time Romance Authors Make

Bestselling romance authors share mistakes that newbie romance authors should avoid when writing, marketing, and building their business.

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How to Research in Preparation to Write Historical Romance

How to Research in Preparation to Write Historical Romance

Ever thought about writing historical romance? We interviewed author Rachelle Rea Cobb to get her tips for researching and writing in this genre.

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The Best Chick Lit of All Time

The Best Chick Lit of All Time

Twelve top chick lit books to keep you laughing, crying, and sitting on the edge of your seat as their heroines struggle through life and come out the other side a better woman.

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How to Format Your eBook for Self-Publishing

How to Format Your eBook for Self-Publishing

Are you self-publishing on a limited budget? Learn how to format your eBook with these low-budget user-friendly tools.

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The Irresistible Novel by Jeff Gerke: A Book Review

The Irresistible Novel by Jeff Gerke: A Book Review

"The Irresistible Novel: How to Craft an Extraordinary Story That Engages Readers from Start to Finish" by Jeff Gerke will change the way you look at writing rules. Check out our book review.

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5 Ways to Use a Synopsis When Self-Publishing

5 Ways to Use a Synopsis When Self-Publishing

Have you wondered if you need a synopsis when self-publishing? You don't, but it can be a fantastic tool for improving your writing, working with cover designers, and writing compelling copy to sell your book. Here are five key ways you can use your book synopsis.

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Chapter Books vs. Middle Grade Books

Chapter Books vs. Middle Grade Books

The line between chapter books and middle grade books is often blurred. Remembering these key differences can help you write a great book, whichever category you are writing.

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How Should You Define Your Success as a Writer?

How Should You Define Your Success as a Writer?

How you define success as a writer should be based on the goals you set for yourself. Whether they are monetary, achievement-based, or gratification-based depends on what matters to you. Here's how to figure out the best measure of success.

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Working with a Writing Critique Partner

Working with a Writing Critique Partner

Working with a critique partner is one way to improve your manuscript. Here are some top tips for finding and working with a writing critique partner.

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How to Write a Book Description That's Right for Your Book

How to Write a Book Description That's Right for Your Book

It can feel overwhelming to capture the essence of your book in a short description, but it's important your blurb fits your genre. Here are some things to keep in mind based on an analysis of the top-selling books in multiple genres.

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The Incredible Shrunken Manuscript with Darcy Pattison

The Incredible Shrunken Manuscript with Darcy Pattison

Editing can be fun! Learn Darcy Pattison's tips for shrinking your manuscript to get the most out of your developmental editing experience.

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Top Tips From Editors You Can Use to Polish Your Manuscript for Submission

Top Tips From Editors You Can Use to Polish Your Manuscript for Submission

Top tips for all stages of the editing process. You'll learn how to get better feedback on your writing, stay in the right point of view, choose the right words, and more.

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"Save the Cat!" Story Structure Review

"Save the Cat!" Story Structure Review

Looking for a new tool to help you with your story plotting and productivity? Check out the pros and cons of "Save the Cat!" story structure software.

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Write Faster and Healthier with Speech-to-Text

Write Faster and Healthier with Speech-to-Text

We take a look at the pros and cons of using speech-to-text apps to get writing done faster.

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How to Design an Enticing Book Cover

How to Design an Enticing Book Cover

Deborah Bradseth, owner of Tugboat Design, shares her top tips for designing an enticing book cover.

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